You can plan a full or half day visit, to include a 30-minute planetarium show, lunch beneath giant rockets and of course a trip to the well-stocked gift shop.

If you are considering the National Space Centre for the first time, why not book our new ‘Rest & Refresh’ stop package. This offers an opportunity to break your journey with free parking, toilet facilities, shop and café, with no entry costs.

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Looking for a day out for your group of 15 or more? With galleries to explore, lots of hands on activities, the iconic Rocket Tower, large coach park, café, gift shop and the UK’s largest planetarium, there is enough to create a full or half day package everybody can enjoy.

We have designed packages to suit every budget, save money and include different elements to keep your whole group happy; you can even add afternoon tea, or a simulated space mission!



If you are dropping off visitors to other city centre attractions and are in need of easy to access coach parking facilities, the National Space Centre can help.
All day parking is just £10 when booked in advance or £15 on the day per coach
Please call in advance to make a booking and secure your space – 0116 258 2128
(this number is only for parking bookings)


Space Trail to use in the galleries
National Space Centre woven badge per child
Interactive Live Science Show
Rocket Building Workshop
Allocated Lunch Slot Area
Entrance to the Galleries
Presenter Led Tour of the Night Sky Planetarium Show
Only available on selected dates – please click here to see availability


Entry to the galleries
Free coach parking
Fast Track Entry
Space Crew Briefing
Free Coach Driver Entry
Free Organiser Entry

All this from just £8.50 (Term time) and £9.00 (Weekends and Summer Holidays)
Must be pre-booked


Entry to the galleries
Planetarium Show
3D SIM Ride
Free coach parking
Fast Track Entry
Space Crew Briefing
Free Coach Driver Entry
Free Organiser Entry

All this from just £9.00 (Term time) and £10.00 (Weekends and Summer Holidays)
Must be pre-booked

Exclusive money saving packages have been created to ensure you have an out of this world experience at a down to earth price.

*children under 14, over 65, NUS card holders and disabled patrons.

Boosters Cafe

Why not save time and money by booking our
special groups packages?

Morning Coffee
Enjoy a Danish Pastry and a cup of freshly brewed coffee or tea.
£4.00 (per person)

Lunch Package
Add vouchers to your package, which can be used at Boosters Café.
£5.00, £6.00 or £7.00 (per person)

Afternoon Tea
Finish your visit with cake, muffin or brownie, as well as a cup of tea or coffee.
£4.50 (per person)

Call us Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00 to book
0116 258 2111

Gift Shop

Gift Shop

As you would expect from any world class attraction, the National Space Centre has a fully stocked gift shop for you to visit.

We can also provide Space Packs for you to save time and money, please ask the Bookings Team for full details.


What is the minimum number for a group booking?

We require a minimum of 15 people in a party to qualify for the discounted groups rates.

How far is the coach park from the main entrance?

The main doors are just over 100m from the coach park. There is a gentle incline down to the main entrance.

Do you have a café?

Yes, we have a café at the bottom of the Rocket Tower. It serves homemade soups, sandwiches, snacks, hot dogs, cakes, coffee, tea and soft drinks.

Do you have a picnic area?

Yes, but this must be booked in advance, as limited space is available.

How long does it take to visit the Centre?

We suggest 3-4 hours to enjoy the galleries and Planetarium show. You can add 60-90 minutes for a light lunch, or afternoon tea, as well as free time in the shop.